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Community mourns Canning Town stabbing victim Promise Nkenda

PUBLISHED: 13:25 26 February 2018 | UPDATED: 13:25 26 February 2018

Friends and family paid tribute to stabbing victim Promise Nkenda on Sunday. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

Friends and family paid tribute to stabbing victim Promise Nkenda on Sunday. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

Ellie Hoskins

Friends and family of a teenager stabbed to death in Canning Town on Valentine’s Day released balloons in his memory on Sunday.

Lord Promise Nkenda, known as Promise, died shortly after being found lying injured in the quiet cul-de-sac Goldwing Close.

The 17-year-old became the third teenager to die as a result of knife crime in the capital so far this year.

Dozens of blue and white balloons filled the air above Pier Road, North Woolwich, on Sunday afternoon for a touching tribute in his memory.

The memorial event featured speeches from his friends and sister, Maludi.

Friends and family release balloons in memory of stabbing victim Promise Nkenda. Picture: Ellie HoskinsFriends and family release balloons in memory of stabbing victim Promise Nkenda. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

Police have charged a third 17-year-old boy with his Promise’s murder.

He was arrested on Monday, February 19 and held in custody at a police station; later bailed to return in mid-March.

Two further 17-year-olds appeared at the Old Bailey charged with murder and robbery last week.

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